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Vehicle Accident Repair Body Principles Level 3 Diploma at Bedford College

Course description

This Level 3 qualification will provide you with advanced knowledge and skills for vehicle body repair and paint, working on a wide range of vehicles in all types of garages, dealerships and specialist body businesses.

Course content

During the course you will study both practical and theory aspects of a wide range of topics, including:

  • Removing, replacing and repairing body panels
  • Identifying and rectifying body misalignment ( JIG work)
  • MIG welding techniques
  • Resistance spot welding operations
  • Understanding vehicle construction and materials
  • Working with plastic materials and components
  • Preparing metal and pre-painted surfaces
  • Establishing paint defects
  • Applying topcoats (Water based) and completing refinishing
  • Colour matching. Metallics and Pearls
  • Blending / local repairs.


You will also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace and other skills associated with working in a garage. The course is 50% workshop-based and 50% theory. Maths and English is a mandatory requirement of all learners.

Entry requirements

To begin this course you will need a Motor Vehicle Body Repair & Paint IMI Level 2 Diploma with Maths & English GCSE to Grade C. Entry will also be subject to a successful interview.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this course you can pursue employment in the motor industry, or undertake an apprenticeship in a related field.

Further information

To take part in this course there will be an additional fee of approximately £24 for required clothing/uniform, and £20 for any trips/visits that take place.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bedford College directly.

Last updated date: 04 February 2016
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